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FOX
Jul 21, 2012 10:00pm EDT
squads risk their lives forcing their way into the booby trapped apartment of 24-year-old james holmes. good to have you with us on this saturday night, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. police say they have recovered a significant amount of evidence from the apartment of shooting suspect, james holmes. they now believe this was a calculated act planned over many months. >> investigators say his apartment was rigged to kill first responders. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a closer look at the dangerous mission to uncover the booby traps and other evidence. audrey, good evening. >> good evening, will. a team of bomb technicians, chemical experts, and device examiners from the fbi's lab in quantico, virginia, spent the day helping disarm the booby traps in the apartment in colorado. and now the difficult task of identifying the chemicals and unraveling the mystery behind the violence is underway. bomb technicians successfully detonated an explosive device inside the apartment of movie massacre suspect, james holmes. but that was just the tip of the iceberg. investiga
FOX
Jul 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
also confirming tonight suspect james holmes carried out the movie theater ambush with weapons and ammunition that were legally purchased. >> 315 entry 14 for a shooting at century shooting 14300 east alameda avenue. they're saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> moviegoers captured these images of the chaotic scene right after the shooting. police and fire dispatchers quickly realizing just how bad things were. >> 315 injuries, 14, at least one person that's been shot, but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> witnesses say the alleged mass murderer james homes dressed in body armor wearing a gas mask stood in front of the screen, released a gas canister and started shooting. >> we got another person out shot in the leg. i've got people running out of the theater that are shot in theater 9. >> of seat was taken, sold out. >> -- every seat was taken, sold out. >> we go out and the first thing we see is a 13, 14-year- old girl with a bullet wound in her leg and her stomach and probably her chest and i think she was right there about to die.
FOX
Jul 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
in all of us. some of the attention, though, will also be on the suspect, at least for now, james holmes. his encounter with a gun range owner last month was so disturbing that owner refused to let him join the range. >> usually if i call somebody and leave a message, they call me back immediately the same day. so by the time i call three times, he hasn't called me, it's like okay, i don't like this to begin with. leave it alone. >> reporter: there's also regret from an online tactical gear supplier who has learned that multiple shipments to homes helped him carry out histine -- holmes helped him carry out his sinister plot. >> that's actually one of the first things i thought of was i hope it wasn't an order that came through our sos. >> reporter: police chief dan oat says critical information -- dan oates says critical information has been recovered from the apartment. james holmes will make his first appearance in court tomorrow. audrey barnes, fox 5 news. >>> three days later there's still so many questions surrounding the tragedy. what could have motivated the suspect? as for the
FOX
Jul 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
holmes. the courtroom was closed toto cameras today, but open to some journalists, survivors and families of the victims. >> reporter: more than 140 charges leveled against accused gunman james holmes. they included 24 counts of murder in the first degree, two for each victim, 12 counts of first degree murder, and 12rd ercounts of murder with extreme indifferent. >> they were merged for purposeo r of sentencing, but he can bebe convicted of each variety of first degree murder. >> reporter: he faced 116 count1 6 of attempted first degreeir murder.st those charges doubled with the 58 people injured or. holmes, sitting sightly again,s just as he igdid in a hearing lt week, as lawmakers argued his aa large -- as lawyers argued hisag fate. closed off to was cameras. >> it was very difficult to seel this man, and see his indifference. >> i wanted to know why he did it. >> reporter: due to the larger: number of victims dand familie who wanted to attend, the court decided to have an overflow roov where they could watch the proceedings from a closed circuit television feed. a motion requesting th
FOX
Jul 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
about what the judge said and more about james holmes' demeanor in the courtroom. >> ordinarily individuals are entitled to bail. given the nature of the charges you are being held on a no bond hold. >> reporter: james holmes looking dazed and confused as the judge explained his rights and what happens next. he sat silent during the hearing nearly falling asleep. a few feet away were some survivors of the horrific ordeal and victims' relatives. >> we're still looking at this case from every angle. >> reporter: the prosecutor says this is just the beginning of a long process. >> a case like this the investigation doesn't stop. it will continue up to trial and so as we find more information, we want to make sure we've got the right charges. >> reporter: and the question of the death penalty will not be one answered easily or quickly. >> victims will be impacted by that decision in an enormous way for years, if the death penalty is sought. that's a very long process that impacts their lives for years and so they will want to have and we will want to get their input before we mak
FOX
Jul 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
and now councilwoman eleanor holmes norton is weighing in. fox 5's matt ackland has the latest. >> reporter: a large group of reporters waited for mayor gray leaving the wilson building less than 24 hours after three other city leaders asked to him resign. >> i have no intentions of resigning. you have to look at the people that did it. >> reporter: who did it? council member david catania, muriel bowser, but it was mary cheh, a long time supporter whose commented appeared to bother gray the most. >> i am going to join council member catania in asking the mayor to resign. >> yeah, i was very surprised at that. >> reporter: these calls for resignation came after jeanne clarke harris, a close friend of mayor gray's, admitted in court this week to helping run a shadow campaign, over a half million dollars to help gray beat former mayor adrian fenty. meanwhile gray spent wednesday evening trying to shore up support on the council. >> these are people i've worked with. >> reporter: first calling chairman mendelson to his office and then other council members on the phone. >> he
FOX
Jul 27, 2012 10:00pm EDT
about the suspect in the colorado movie massacre. james holmes was apparently being treated by a psychiatrist at university where he studied. his defense attorneys made the disclosure today in a court motion. meanwhile several funeral services were held today. more are scheduled for the weekend. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others last week in the midnight showing of the new batman movie in aurora. >>> police may be closing in on the gunman who allegedly kidnapped cal ripken's mother. investigators in aberdeen say they received numerous tips about this man who is suspected of kidnapping viola ripken tuesday morning from her townhome. she was driven around in her lincoln town car before being returned hope tuesday morning. that tip line remains open. >>> -- home tuesday morning. that tip line remains open. >>> corporal rickey adey is one of two officers who helped rescue a handful of people from a burning apartment building. governor days later -- two days later corporal adey was arrested. >>> a scare on the tracks, metro officials saying a woman acc
FOX
Jul 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
on monday what charges spect -- suspected gunman james holmes will face. there will be no cameras allowed in the courtroom that day and he is not expected to make statements. 12 people died and 58 were wounded in the shooting. >>> the billboard in idaho raised eyebrows by comparing homes to president obama. -- holmes of president obama. they showed a picture of him saying he killed 12 in the movie with assault rifle, everyone freaks out and then showed the president with a picture saying kills thousands with his peace policy and wince the noble peace prize. he wants to -- they want to draw attention to the military dieing overseas and everyone has a right to their own opinion. >>> police think it could have been another shooting massacre like aurora but they believe they managed to stop it with the arrest of 28-year-old neil prescott. police say he threatened mass murder at the capitol heights branch of pitny bowes. when a sign visor called to fire him, he was accused of saying i'm a joker, i'm going load my guns and blow everyone up. the police managed to get a warrant. when they searche
FOX
Jul 29, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. the suspect, james holmes, is expected to make his second court appearance tomorrow, where he'll be formally charged. 70 people were shot, 12 died. >>> the trial begins this week for the man accused of killing his third wife. his fourth wife, still missing. >> drew peterson is a former police sergeant and defense attorneys say there is no evidence to convict him. >> reporter: attorneys are focusing on evidence or lack thereof as opening statements are scheduled for tuesday in the long delayed trial of peterson. the jury is seven men and five women. peterson's attorneys say his background in the chicago suburbs' law enforcement is an important tool for their defense. >> we call him the ultimate jury consultant, because he knows that area so well. he was a cop there 29 years. >> reporter: prosecutors say peterson killed his third wife in 2004, because he feared their divorce settlement would wipe him out financially. her body was found in her bathtub. her hair soaked in blood. it wasn't until peterson's fourth wife, 23-year-old stacy peterson disappeared in 2007, that savio's body was exhumed
FOX
Jul 24, 2012 10:00pm EDT
describe the apartment of the suspect in the colorado movie massacre. one fbi agent says james holmes' 800 square foot apartment is something rarely seen outside of war zones. >> i came to show my feelings and it just hurts us. >> reporter: meantime outside the theater the memorial to the victims grows by the day, people leaving flowers, balloons and prayers. >> i know these parents are devastated because i'm devastated for them. god bless. >> they didn't come here to do no harm. they just came to enjoy their lives. >> reporter: funeral services for at least three victims are this week, 18-year-old a.j. boik to be laid to rest in aurora, a full military service for 26-year-old jonathan blunk friday in reno. served three tours in the middle east. his family says he planned to reenlist hoping to become a navy seal. ian sullivan, the father of the youngest victim recalls the last time he saw his daughter, a camping trip just weeks ago. >> why? the last time i got to see her, the last time i was able to hold her and tell each other that we loved each other. >> reporter: several denver bronc
FOX
Jul 25, 2012 10:00pm EDT
for the victims and their families. others say they do not reopen the theater, it means james holmes has won. they have not decided what to do with the property. >> the community in aurora is making a push to get the media to stop naming the shooter and stop showing his images. families of the victims feel the media attention feeds into the accused shooters desire to be infamous. the accused gunman makes his next court appearance on monday and the judge ruled that no cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom for that hearing. shawn. >> thank you. >>> a d.c. man claims d. c. police officers stole his smart phone and kept the memory card. his story coming up next in a fox 5 exclusive. >>> and on the eve of training camp, rg3 opens up about his new contract and becoming the face of the franchise. will. >> i'm will thomas in the newsroom. a d.c. couple walking home over the weekend brutally attacked. one of the victims, a popular yoga instructor sent to the hospital. tonight, in a fox 5 exclusive, he sits down to speak about the crimes. his injuries, and the outpouring of support. you'll s
FOX
Jul 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the university of colorado from releasing any records for shooting suspect james holmes. he spent a year studying neuroscience at the school but the judge said releasing the records would impede an ongoing investigation. meantime first responders are coming under fire for not arriving on scene sooner. police struggled to grasp the scope of the tragedy and mobilize a faster response. >>> new developments in the penn state scandal, for the first time a man who claims to be the unknown victim assaulted by jerry san in the university shower has come -- jerry sandusky in the university shower has come forward lawyers say he plans to sue the university. so far no comment from penn state. sandusky was convicted of abusing 10 boys last month over 15 years. he is awaiting sentencing. >>> it has been a hectic week for d.c. mayor vincent gray. his schedule has been packed with events and it appears the mayor has been trying to avoid reporters' questions about his campaign. toe he talked to fox 5 -- today he talked to fox 5's matt ackland with the intense media pressure. >> reporter: a ribbon cutting on aff
FOX
Jul 9, 2012 10:00pm EDT
after filing for divorce tom cruise and katie holmes have worked out a settlement. her lawyer says she's looking forward to starting the next chapter in her life. the two issued separate statements saying they remain focused on protecting their 6- year-old daughter. >>> a former american idol contestant could be headed to judge's table. e-online is reporting adam lambert has been in talks with idol negotiators for some times now. the news comes two weeks after jennifer lopez hinted she might not return for a third season. alongside judges randy jackson and steven tyler, no comment from fox. >>> it has already been a record breaking summer for some of our favorite superheros, the amazing spider-man surpassing box office expectations in the first week while the dark knight rises is expected to mirror its franchise's success. >> reporter: the amazing spider-man earned an impressive $140 million over the july 4th holiday setting one box office record. >> it had a record breaking tuesday box office of over $35 million, but no records broken here, but still bigger than the anticipated 110 t
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